Man City eye stunning summer move for former target and 36-year-old full-back Dani Alves – The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly plotting an audacious move for free agent Dani Alves. The 36-year-old right-back is without a club after running his contract down at Paris Saint-Germain. According to Globoesporte, the ex-Barcelona ace is on his way back to Europe to listen to two offers from clubs. Alves recently captained Brazil to their first Copa America title since 2007, […]

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Maple Leafs extend Ceci, Kerfoot

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed two of their newest acquisitions to contract extensions. Defenceman Cody Ceci agreed to a one-year extension with an average annual value of US$4.5 million, while forward Alex Kerfoot was locked up for four more years with an AAV of $3.5 million. Ceci was acquired in a trade with the Ottawa Senators on […]

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Maple Leafs acquire Barrie for Kadri in trade

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Monday that the club has acquired defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft from the Colorado Avalanche via trade. Toronto is sending Colorado forward Nazem Kadri, defenceman Calle Rosen and its third-round selection in the 2020 NHL draft. Colorado will retain 50 per cent […]

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Nylander on Marner talks: ‘It will work out’

OAKVILLE, Ont. – William Nylander stepped up to his putt, struck it clean and raised a fist in celebration after the ball dropped in the cup. If only contract negotiations between Mitch Marner and the Maple Leafs were that straightforward. If anyone knows what the talented winger is feeling as Marner inches closer to hitting restricted free agency, it’s Nylander. […]

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Bolton: Iran shouldn’t mistake ‘US prudence and discretion for weakness’

US National Security Adviser John Bolton says Iran should not “mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness.” Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Sunday, Bolton says no one has granted Iran a “hunting license in the Middle East.” The comments come days after President Donald Trump announced he called off military strikes on Iran after learning approximately […]

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'Brink of war': World leaders push for Iran-US restraint

As the Iran-US showdown intensifies, nations around the globe are pressing Tehran and Washington to step back. Russia has accused the United States of deliberately stoking dangerous tensions with Iran and pushing the situation to “the brink of war”. In comments carried by state–run RIA Novosti news agency on Friday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov called on Washington to weigh the possible consequences of conflict with […]

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I M Pei: Iconic buildings across the globe

One of the world’s best-known architects, I M Pei, has died at the age of 102. His most famous structures include the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris – which was widely reviled before it opened in 1989, but has come to be treasured as a French landmark. His buildings are found across the globe, and include the […]

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Manchester City and European Soccer Arrive at a Moment of Reckoning

MANCHESTER, England — Strip away the jargon and the euphemisms and the disorientating forest of acronyms, tune out the noise from claim and counterclaim and strident denial, pick a way through the laborious detail and the tangled minutiae, and a simple truth emerges: At the very apex of European soccer, a moment of reckoning is coming. The report last week […]

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